Voakes Free From
Voakes Free From is the gluten and wheat free range from Voakes Pies. The gluten free products are made using the same finest quality pork and meat that Voakes Pies are renowned for, to bring you the taste you love, without the gluten.
The range has been developed by expert pie maker Andrew Voakes’ son Nick and his partner Laura. Their passion for producing the range stems from Laura’s diagnosis in 2011. This presented the prospect of Laura never being able to eat a Voakes Pie again, and a solution had to be found!
Voakes pork pies are produced from the family’s stock of pigs which are bred exclusively at Whixley Grange. The pies are produced using only the finest cuts of pork and high quality, carefully selected ingredients.
The production unit for Voakes Free From is purpose built, providing a superb quality controlled environment in which high standards can be maintained. It is a dedicated gluten and wheat free environment.
Nick & Laura are constantly working on the development of new products to cater for all diets, the latest being the new vegetarian range, which includes 4 vegan friendly products.
On Wednesday 22nd April, we attended the Free From Food Awards at the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park, London. Around 300 Free From enthusiasts gathered to hear who would be awarded the prestigious awards for their products and, of course, who would be crowned the champions of the Free From World and be presented with Marble Mo, the FAIR Trophy for the Best Free From Product.
With such tough competition, we were hopeful for a mere mention at the ceremony, and were so excited when our Traditional Pork Pie won the ‘Foods-to-go’ category! With our new gluten and dairy free Steak & Ale Pie being awarded a Highly Commended in the ‘Meaty Ready Meals’ category too, we were on cloud nine by the time the final award, the overall winning product of the competition was announced. We were absolutely astonished when Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, the director of the awards mentioned that we were in the running for the prize, but when the room was filled with ‘pork pie’ murmurs when she asked the crowd who should win the competition and we were soon after announced as the winners, we almost fell to the floor! We made our way to the stage to collect Marble Mo, who was presented to us by patron of the awards Antony Worrall-Thompson and we were absolutely overwhelmed by the cheers from the crowds! It was such a proud moment for us, having worked so hard for three years to only dream of an achievement such as this.
We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all our lovely, loyal customers, who keep us very busy making lots of pies! Without your continued support, we would not be here today sharing this incredible news with you!
If you have been meaning to try our products but haven’t as yet, now you know our product has been voted the Best Free From Food of 2015, what better a time to do so? You can order our products, search for your nearest stockist or find out about upcoming events on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter
ALL PRODUCTS ARE GLUTEN AND WHEAT FREE
Supplied fresh baked (ready to eat) Suitable for home freezing
You can order any Voakes Free From products to be collected at any of the following Farmers’ Markets from the Voakes Pies stand.
Email us email@example.com or call us on01423 395511 to place your order
|1st Wednesday||Selby||Near cathedral|
|1st Saturday||Thirsk Auction Mart||Fur & Feather|
|2nd Thursday||Harrogate||Cambridge Street|
|2nd Sunday||Wetherby||In the market place|
|3rd Wednesday||Easingwold||In the market place|
|Last Friday||York||Parliament Street|
|Last Sunday||Otley||In the market place